Jason M.. Lewis 186th (2009 - 2010) Senator

D Winchester
Jason M.. Lewis

Addresses

State House
Room 511B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1206
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Bill Docket Bill Title
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
S.289 SD962 For legislation relative to establishing a Chapter 70 equalization fund
H.605 HD4249 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.925 SD255 For legislation to improve safety in the commonwealth
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
S.1415 SD1588 For legislation relative to lobbyist reform.
S.1569 SD186 For legislation relative to strengthening family relationships through responsible shared parenting
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
H.2127 HD852 For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth
H.2717 HD3007 Relative to establishing an organ donation registration fund
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.3005 HD1296 Relative to promoting international trade with nations taking action to abolish genocide
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3515 HD1314 Relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called
H.4528 HD4873 Relative to prohibiting the electronic transmission of harmful material to minors
H.4529 HD4871 Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions

State Senator Jason Lewis proudly represents the people of the 5th Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. He has been a leader in shaping public policy on a range of issues important to his district, region and the state, including healthcare, education, and economic opportunity for all.

Senator Lewis was elected to the State Senate in 2014 following five years serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy. He also co-founded and co-Chairs the legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus.

Senator Lewis has led efforts in the state legislature to contain healthcare costs and reduce rates of preventable chronic diseases by focusing on prevention and wellness. He has championed reforms to the state’s education financing system in order to ensure that all children have access to a high quality education and a bright future. And he has been a strong advocate for increasing economic opportunity and fairness for poor and working families.

Senator Lewis was born in South Africa and came to the United States with his family when he was twelve years old. His experience growing up in a segregated society -- as South Africa was under the racist apartheid system at the time -- grounded him with a deep sense of social and economic justice, and he has been outspoken on issues of racial, gender, and LGBTQ equality his entire life.

Senator Lewis attended public schools and with the help of merit scholarships graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics. He also earned a MBA degree from Harvard University.

Prior to entering public service, Senator Lewis had a long track record of accomplishment in the private sector, having helped build two successful software companies. He began his career with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He held a number of senior management roles with RSA Security, a Bedford-based software company that is now part of EMC, and later was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Endeca Technologies, a venture capital-backed software company in Cambridge that is now owned by Oracle.

Senator Lewis and his wife, Susan, live in Winchester where they are raising their two daughters, Sophie and Jessie, who attend the Winchester public schools. Susan is a middle school science teacher and also serves on the Board of the Winchester Multicultural Network.

Senator Lewis serves on the Board of Advisors of South Africa Partners. He is an elected member of Winchester Town Meeting. He previously served on the Winchester Finance Committee, the Winchester Master Plan Steering Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard University, B.A. 1990, M.B.A. 1995
  • Massachusetts Senate (2014-present)
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives (2008-2014)
  • Winchester Democratic Town Committee
  • Winchester Finance Committee (2007-2010)
  • Senator Lewis tours the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield

  • Senator Lewis takes part in Stoneham Alliance Against Violence’s White Ribbon Day event

  • Senator Lewis, with Reps. Paul Brodeur and Donald Wong, show support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield

  • Governor Deval Patrick swears in Senator Lewis following his April 2014 special election

  • Senator Lewis reads to children at the Malden Public Library

  • Senator Lewis tours the Burbank YMCA in Reading

  • Senator Lewis, with Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan, Massachusetts EOHED Secretary Greg Bialecki, and Rep. Paul Brodeur celebrate the groundbreaking of a redevelopment project in Melrose

  • Senator Lewis and Governor Deval Patrick shake hands following Gov. Patrick signing into law legislation sponsored by Sen. Lewis

  • Senator Lewis recognizes Memorial Day with patriotic citizens at the Jenks Center in Winchester

  • Senator Lewis, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan, Rep. Paul Brodeur and others celebrate the grand opening of the new playground at Horace Mann Elementary School in Melrose

Fifth Middlesex -- Consisting of the cities of Malden and Melrose, and the towns of Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winchester, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, and 8, in the county of Middlesex.